Mapping the Milky Way in 3D

Scientists meet at the HdA to model our home galaxy

March 08, 2012

From 18 to 20 June 2012, the Haus der Astronomie will host the scientific workshop "The Milky Way: Stars, Gas, Dust and Magnetic Fields in 3D", in which astronomers will explore different possibilities of mapping the building blocks of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, in three dimensions.

The meeting will focus on how to combine data from different wavelength regions - radio from ALMA, mm from Planck, infrared from Herschel, optical from Gaia - to build a self-consistent model of the different components of the Milky Way galaxy.

The workshop is part of the program GREAT (Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training), which is funded by the European Science Foundation.

Full information on the workshop, including details on how to register, can be found here:


Coryn Bailer-Jones
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

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